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Poster: schweik Date: Dec 12, 2009 7:18pm
Forum: texts Subject: Books Digitilised by Google

I'm sick of trawling through poor quality scans from Google to find a decent scan of the book I'm looking for. Can anyone let me know how to exclude google from my search?

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Dec 12, 2009 9:04pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Books Digitilised by Google

BTW, what is the book, if its one in particular, some member might know where to find a decent copy on other web sites

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Dec 12, 2009 9:27pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Books Digitilised by Google

Include "-scanner:google" in your search string should do the trick.

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Poster: schweik Date: Dec 14, 2009 1:20am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Books Digitilised by Google

A big thanks to you stbalbach.It worked!!!

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Poster: Ray Timmermans Date: Dec 17, 2009 9:11pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Books Digitilised by Google

Use the Advanced Search and in the "Description" section change the pull down menu to "does not contain" and in the box next to it type "Google" (without quotes)

This will spare you all the google digitized books also

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Dec 12, 2009 9:06pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Books Digitilised by Google

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/technology/6580456/google-to-produce-sell-own-nexus-one-phones-report/

Check out that.

Google has its fingers into almost everything, what is not yet a Google service, Google will have very soon.

Excluding Google, means you dont have anything.

Its like Bill Gates and Microsoft, he almost OWNED the world's PCs.

Anyway, I dont have an answer for you, I suspect you can only cancel out Google in a search, if there is mention in Key Words on each book page "Not Google" or maybe Google WILL allow "Google Books" I mean to say, Search only goes thru the up loaders chosen Key Words, and things like Publisher, for me that is Time Traveller.

The following is a forum posting by Tom Gally, >>>" excludes those taken from Google (nearly all added, it seems, by user tpb, whom I presume is a 'bot)" <<<

Could you try excluding "tbp" I know Google Search which has more search options, sometimes comes up with books from the IA, so maybe Google Search, excluding "tbp" and limiting results to results from www.archive.org

Tom's posting is on http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=280985 if you have not seen it.

Google is treading a very fine line between "For Profit" AND "Open Source" or "Public Domain" while saying that it is very publicly spirited. I suspect lots of people are beginning to think that Google is a not-for-profit-company.

Peter

This post was modified by Time Traveller on 2009-12-13 05:06:03